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good morning. death of an american hero. former navy s.e.a.l., chris kyle, shot to death at a texas shooting range. lester's interview with kyle just last year. the search for awers. a mother of two who disappears while vacationing in turkey is found dead. 15 people detained for questioning. there are families overseas looking for justice. game on. the wait is now over. so let the super bowl partying begin. just hours from kickoff, we are
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live in the big easy today, sunday, february 3rd, 2013. from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. >> it is that time, isn't it? >> super bowl time everybody is ready for the super bowl, whether it is the game or the ads or eating like a pig, we have you covered. >> can't you do all? >> i think you can. i think you are encouraged to. >> jenna is in new orleans in the thick of it all. >> reporter: it is the calm before the proverbal storm. downtown new orleans, things are good, a uple more hours of sleeps for the fans and the coaches and anyone except for
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the media. before tonight's big game, we are going to talk about some interesting things. what is it like for the starting quarterbacks? they have to rally the team up, calm the team back down. they have a lot of responsibilities. we spoke to last year's super bowl mvp, eli manning and caught up with one of this year's starting quarterbacks, ravens q.b flacco and nothing says football like a postgame gator aid dunk. all i can say is, when in new orleans -- all that and much more. i don't think you can see that enough times. >> we will replay it one time. talk about taking one for the team, jenna. >> you don't know what the dry cleaning bill was. >> you are ex personsipensing i right? so it is fine. >> >> this is maybe one of the
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few times in the year when people want to see the commercial during what they are watching. the ads are such a big draw. we have a sneak peak at what we have seen already. >> there is a lot more to get to, including some very serious news. the death of the military's most lethal sniper, shot and killed at a gun range in texas. coming up, my conversations with him about his actions in iraq. an incredibly patriotic man of faith known for taking a lot of lives but saved so many. >> and four tours another hero, the bus driver shot to death trying to protect more than 20 children in his care. it happened before a 5-year-old boy was taken hostage. we will have more on that and what authorities are trying to do to end this standoff. new frenzy surrounding the dutchess of cambridge. she is keeping a pretty low
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profile. the tabloids going goo-goo and ga-ga, claiming she is finally showing a baby bump. we will make you wait to see that. let's begin with the shooting death of the most lethal sniper in u.s. history. chris kyle was fatally shot at a texas gun range. in lancaster, texas, mark, what can you tell us? >> reporter: lester, that gun range was chris kyle's second home practically. we are about 100 miles east of there in lancaster, texas. this is where the suspect, eddy ralph is from, being held in this police department, already gone before a judge arraigned on two counts of capital murder. we have some video from the scene on where ralph was captured. we are still trying to get more information on him. at this point, as far as a criminal history, he was
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convicted of dwi last year. what we are trying to find out is motive, and what, if any, relationship he had with chris kyle and the other victim, chad littlefield. the texas highway patrol is one of the agencies investigating. here is what they say he did right after the murders. >> he traveled back to his residence in lancaster. lancaster police department was able to catch up with him there. they took him into custody wo without incident after a brief pursuit. >> reporter: police tell us they have a long way to go on this investigation, still trying to learn a lot more about ralph's background. don't know if he was in the military, what kind of weapon or gun was used in this crime. we are going to be hearing from the county sheriff later today. >> mark snyder from kxas, good to have you on i traveled to texas last february to meet chris kyle. we talked about his four tours
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in iraq as a navy s.e.a.l. and one shot that made him legendary among fellow snipers. >> i saw the sergeant on top of the roof. so the movement had me zoom my scope in on him. he had an rpg, trying to hide and stay out of sight of him. about the time i saw he was getting into attack position and raising the rpg, i decided it was time to take the shot. >> he hit his mark from 2100 yards or 1.2 miles away, an unheard of distance that stunned even him. >> 2100 yards? lucky shot? >> extremely lucky shot. >> most of those he killed never saw him. >> when you are going to war, it is not about being fair. every person i killed, i have a clear conscience of. they were actively trying to harm americans, allies or civilians. >> he told this all in a book he wrote last year. it is so ironic that four tours in iraq, had some very close
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calls only to lose his life in texas. he leaves behind a wife and two children. i spoke to her at the time and talked about the fear of him being overseas. with a navy s.e.a.l., you don't know what they are doing. we lost a true american hero. >> a terrible mourning for that family. our hearts go out to them. in turkey, police are reportedly questioning 15 people in connection with the killing of a new york city woman there. richard engel is live in istanbul this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. still, a lot of history surrounding this case. what police here are saying is that the 33-year-old woman sarai sierra came to turkey last month for a two-week holiday. she was a fan of photography, wanted to take pictures here. it was her first trip outside the united states. she was supposed to come with a girlfriend. the girlfriend backed out. during the trip, she was in regular contact with her family. no indication anything was going wrong. then, on january 21st, the day
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she was supposed to be leaving, she disappeared. she never arrived at the airport. her rented apartment where she was staying here still had her things in it. a closed circuit television camera showed her walking alone and then she was gone for two weeks. no one had any idea what happened to her until last night. police found her body dumped near the palace very close to the old city and the police chief says that she died from a brunt trauma wound to the head. her family members are still here trying to find answers, trying to find what happened to her. so far, they have not spoken to the media. we are told they are too emotional to speak at this stage. >> that's understanding. thank you. now, to that standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy has spent more than 110 hours in captivity. li kidnapper shot a bus driver last week before
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taking the boy hostage in an underground bunker. gabe gee tee air rutierrez is fs storiry. >> reporter: the funeral for that bus driver is set later this afternoon, a day after the local sheriff publicly thanked the suspect who might have access to television for, quote, taking care of our child. a sign of how sensitive these negotiations have become. >> charles pohlen was a bus driver that died on the job protecting more than 20 children under his care. saturday night, mourners lined up to pay their respect as the tense standoff dragged on. >> it is just devastating. we want it to come to a resolution. we want to save that little child. >> reporter: the 5-year-old child named ethan is still being held hostage in an underground bunker by this man, jimmy lee
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dykes, neighbors describe as a loaner with a deep distrust of government. >> we have been in constant communication. >> reporter: police are talking with him through a ventilation pipe choosing their words carefully. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: he is allowing ethan potato chips, toys and medicines and the bunker has an electric heater and blankets. the ordeal began tuesday when he grabbed ethan after boarding a school bus and shooting the driver. kate ott tick scene still weighing on this small town. he was driving by when he noticed children crying on the side of the road. he was so stunned, he crashed his car. >> i realized something serious had to have happened. >> there are new ribbons and prayers vigils here. joshua tucker is one of the organizers. >> i want our little warriors in that bunker with him to get out safe and sound. >> reporter: a little warrior
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now trapped underground for more than 110 hours. >> as the standoff drags on, several schools here in dale county remain closed until further notice. >> thanks. president obama heads to minneapolis tomorrow to promote his plan to battle gun violence. it is a photo of him firing a shotgun that is getting all the attention. peter alexander is at the white house. tomorrow marks the first time that the president is going on the road to push for stiffer gun laws. there was a detour in this debate when the president insisted that all the time he shoots skeet at camp david, all the time, his critics were skeptical. the white house quickly pushed back trying to put the argument to rest. >> reporter: the white house wanted to silence the sceptics. instead, the release of this photo, the president firing a shotgun on the range of camp david on his 51st birthday
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unleashed a new round of attacks. the nra telling the news, one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting one ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. the controversy first exploded last week. they asked mr. obama if he ever fired a gun. the president boasted, up at camp david, we do skeet shooting all the time. i have profound respect for the tradition of hunting that traces back for generation. gun rights advocates were unimpressed including marcia blackburn. >> i think he should invite me to camp david and i'll go skeet shooting with him and i bet i'll beat him. >> even the late night comedians took aim. >> since when did the ability to fire a weapon become a badge of honor, a patriotic achievement. all you need is a finger. >> with questions lingering, the
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white house pushed back at calls for photographic proof. >> when he goes to camp david, he goes to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs. >> reporter: politicians have come under fire for claiming to be experienced sportsmen. john kerry was mocked for wearing camouflage to go hunting before 2004. and mitt romney in 2007 in his first presidential bid. >> i have always been a rodent and rabbit hunter, small varmints. the white house tried to shut down the doubters and referred to those who still question where mr. obama was born. attention, skeet birthers, make our day. >> reporter: the white house disputes the nra for guns. from representative blackburn,
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the white house con seecedes, h would likely use. chuck todd filling in for david gregory on meet the press. nice to see you today. >> good morning. >> the white house essentially pressured into releasing this photo? should they have done it? was it in the administration's best interest? >> i done know. they thought it was catching too much tracks in some circles. they have always been this way when it first started back when they were running for office. the first time the birth certificate question started. they feel as if they have to do something, quote, unquote, feed the beast. i'm sort of amused by the kur fufl over all of this. a bit of a tough week in washington if you are looking at
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chuck hagel this week. with those hearings. will he end up, in fact, being confirmed. >> i think he is going to end up getting confirmed. i talked with one republican senator, roy blunt, who said he is going to vote no on hagel but not going to support a fil fillibuster. the bigger question, is he politically strong enough to do the things that need to be done in the defense department? there will be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is between senate republicans and chuck hagel, can he he be effective in the job? >> open and very important. we will check back with you to see what's coming up on meet the press. tom llamas is in for jenna. we begin with a scary ride
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home for a college visit for dozens of high school students in boston. the oversize charter bus they were in hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one is in critical condition. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free some of them. they were on their way back to philadelphia after visiting harvard when the crash handed a rough landing for a romanian plane. heavy winds forced it off the roadway. 50 on board, several with minor injuries back here in the state, it took years to build but only seconds for a san diego power plant to come crashing down. demolition crews used 300 pounds of dynamite to implode the decommissioned plant. it was built in the 1950s. the space will be used for public parks the folks behind the oscars may be saying oops. argo director, ben affleck,
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picked up another top honor on saturday night. he was name outstanding director at the director's guild award. he was not nominated by academy awards. he has won at the golden globes, the screen actors guild and the producers guild. that's the news. back to lester, erica, and dillen. >> he is racking them up. >> best picture but no best director. it was pretty good. argo was excellent. >> i am still way behind. i haven't seen it yet. >> i think i have been waiting for it. >> weather first and then argo. >> forget the super bowl. >> we're going lot of snow showers moving through west virginia, connecticut, and eastern tennessee. it will not accumulate all that much. and you will see the flakes falling, and we could end up 1 to 3 inches, and these are quick-moving systems that will move in early next week as well,
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they move in from the north and off the mid-atlantic coast. down across the southeast, it will be mild today. that's a look at the weather across the country, and now here's a peek out your window. >> good morning, and we are off to a cloudy and cold start this morning. there are a few light snow showers to contend with first thing. temperatures are below freezing, so if you see snowflakes be advised there could be ice ae spots on the roads. and we will reach the middle and upper 30s in most neighborhoods for highs this afternoon, and even near 40 in a few spots. there is the next four days, a chance of snow showers, monday night into the predawn hours of tuesda that is your latest forecast. erica? still ahead, super bowl fun. first, these messages. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker. today is going to be epic. quaker up. my plans start with you, "nightly news" with lester holt and then we will tackle the game. >> your nose is getting longer. >> i will be anchoring the nbc "nightly news" at the same time that the game starts. i expect everyone to be there.
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i don't think that is a lot to ask. >> i don't think so at all. >> if you can't enjoy a beer with lester holt on a sunday night. >> we are going to talk about the countdown and another suspense full moment. we'll catch up with the fans and players but first these messages.
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still to come, celebrities, animals and humor. we will preview some ads that you probably haven't seen. >> in our kitchen, a battle of
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good morning. it's 8:26 on this sunday,
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february 3rd, 2013. getting around will be rough no matter how you travel today. in wheaton, maryland, the lanes will be closed between price avenue, as crews are removing a crane from that site. and on the metro, six stations closed. on the orange line, the minnesota avenue, and deanwood stations are closed, and single tracking on the red and orange lines from 10:00 p.m. to closing. and the capitals take on their rivals, the pittsburgh penguins. you can catch today's game at 12:30 right here on nbc 4. storm team 4 meteorologist as a
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the cool temperatures and the chance to see more snowflakes sticks around today, and let's go to chuck bell with a check on the forecast. >> good morning to you and everybody, your sunday off to a start very similar to yesterday. cloudy skies, and temperatures well below freezing all across the area. 28 downtown and 29 in annapolis, and 23, though, now in frederick, maryland, and 25 in rockville and 26 degrees in fairfax. and there's a little bit of light snow showing up on radar as well, so don't put away the
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brooms just yet and you may have to sweep away a quarter to half inch during the course of the morning. temperatures could get up in the 30s, and that will sweep away most of the snow. >> now we go back to the "today" show. back on a sunday morning, february 3rd, 2013. thanks to all the folks that have come out on a pretty brisk sunday morning. thanks to you as well. i'm lester holt with erica hill, dylan dreyer and tom jamas.
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it is great to have you here. it is game day in new orleans. fans are getting ready to root on their favorite team. jenna is there with a preview. >> reporter: we have a lot coming up in the next half hour. we are going to talk to many so of the fans and we are going to hear from some of the quarterbacks in the game and maybe we will even take a gator aid bath. just for good measure. we'll talk to you in a minute. of course, for many people, it is not just about the game. it is also about the commercials. we're going to take a look at some of those ads, which can be big wins and losses of their own. some of the wins creating some buzz, some you may not have seen. a little sneak peek action. >> we are going to look back at the time-honored tradition of the gator aid shower, where it started, how it feels. you know jenna. she is definitely going to try it out. >> forget football. we are talking sandwiches and
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with this face-off, it is the battle of the super bowl sandwiches, grilled cheese versus beef. you don't want to miss this one. >> this is going to be tough. plus, i'm ready for breakfast. dylan has a check of the weather for us. next so gatorade showers may be tough in it's this cold. >> down in new orleans, sunny and mild. 64 degrees, and looks awesome for the game. and next year the average for february 2nd, 32 degrees in new york city. we will see how it shapes up next year. and today snow showers across ohio moving into western virginia, and also into carolina, we had accumulation in northern georgia early this morning of all places. and showers move into arkansas and down across the gulf coast states, and moving into louisiana. for those people leaving tomorrow afternoon you will run into some afternoon showers, so
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it doesn't look too bad, just will see a little rain. that's a look across the country and now here is a peek out your window. >> good morning, and outside of our window here in west washington it's cloudy and cold outside, and even a very few light snowflakes and showers as well, and that will continue on through much of the day. and temperatures are below freezing right now and we will climb to above the freezing mark. another cold day tomorrow and a for your latest weather any time, you can go to there is popcorn everywhere. where is this coming from? it is your sweet 16. that's awesome. this is all working out here. there we go. >> holding it like a little baby, which is a perfect segue
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to our next story. we haven't seen a lot of the dutchess of cambridge. she has been laying pretty low since we learned she is expecting. you knew that couldn't last forever. that's right. there are now perhaps just slightest little hint of a baby bump in the picture. >> reporter: a picture is splashed across the british tabloids with the headline, kate's baggy bump. if you look closely, she does look like she is finally showing as she carries the most anticipated baby in the world and her cheeks seem fuller as well. the dutchess of cambridge is now more than three months pregnant. apart from this outing with husband, william, to inspect her porait at a lond gallery, she has kept outof sight preferring to stay at home frustrating royal watchers and a nation eager of information. the announcement of her
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pregnancy was tainted by the tragedy that followed with the death of a nurse that was caught up in a hoax phone call made by two australian radio d.j.s. royal sources say she is recovering well from the extreme morning sickness she suffered early in her pragegnancy. >> she is back to normal in many respects. her morning sickness seems to have passed. she wants to show the world she is not ill, just pregnant. she wants to carry on promoting her charity engagements. >> in the meantime, refurbishment of the royal couple's new home is nearly complete. william spent his early years here. his new baby will too. one thing seems clear, kate will not adopt the figure-hugging attire loved by some celebrities during pregnancy. she will go for the baggy, floaty look, perhaps more dignified for a future queen. you want to talk super bowl. we haven't done that.
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>> is today the super bowl? >> it is in a matter of hours. football's best face-off in new orleans. >> jenna is outside the superdome. >>. i checked it is actually here. after weeks of hype and hoop la, the super bowl xlvii is finally here. there is an energy in this new orleans air. the fans, coaches, players and beyonce, all getting ready for tonight's big event. bring it to the big easy. >> how do you like new orleans so far? >> love it, love it. it is amazing. >> for one wild rise of football, fans, and fun. tonight, it's the best in the nfc going up against the best in the afc, harbaugh versus harbaugh as the baltimore ravens take on the san francisco 49ers.
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they are predicting a tight game. we know how the fans get ready for the big day but what about the players? i caught up with last year's super bowl mvp, eli manning, in town promoting xbox connect. >> tell me what the ritual is the night before the super bowl? >> they like routine, doing the same thing. if you eat pasta every wednesday, eat pasta. if you get a massage on thursday, get it. here is ravens' quarterback, joe flacco. >> when you see it from afar it is like this thing that is not real. when you are here, it is tough to believe you are here which allows us to relax and play. >> taking the field a star-studded lineup. jennifer hudson with american the beautiful. alicia key singing the national anthem have the at hialftime. and beyonce who made this promise. >> i will be sinlging loud.
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>> that's not the only promise. we already know which team will win, coach harbaugh's. >> i know you are not betting folks but if you were, i would tell you the 49ers are favored by 3 1/2 points but it is close. if you wanted to go further and have me tell you the over/under is 47 1/2, i would. let's not complicate things. let's tune in. >> 49ers by 13. take it to the bank -- or not. >> you got it. >> i'm sorry. >> he didn't really mean that. >> jenna, thanks. >> up next, super bowl commercials. the companies hope to score with viewers during the big game right after these messages. my name is marjorie reyes, and i'm a chief warrant officer.
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kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. the big game is still hours away. the company's advertising curing the game are creating buzz, samsung have been releasing online teasers. they want to peak your interest. is that leaving surprise for tonight? >> a sneak peek of some of the more memorable ads. matt miller, president and ceo of the association of independent commercial producers. >> good morning. great to be here. >> the cost of a 30-second ad is $3.8 million. how does that compare for other must-see or big events? >> it is the biggest. there is no other event that is even close. the biggest events we have have
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20 million viewers. we are talking about 111 million viewers. when you put it in scale that way, the fact that we are all watch that is at the same time, and there is that water cooler and now the digital water cooler. we are all online. we are sharing it. 40% of the people that watch the super bowl will share ads. facebook friends average 118 facebook friends per person. almost 5 billion impressions ultimately through social media and everything else. now, we see the strategy of sharing before, sharing after. people talking about the response during the game. you see an absolute bargain. >> that's why it is so expensive. >> it is such a unique element. >> let's look at some of these buzz worthy ads. the first is from samsung. >> the next big thing. ideas. >> you know, samsung wants me to
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be in like their big commercial. next big thing. >> they called me in for the next big thing. >> maybe in 1998 you were the next big thing. >> i've never seen you this excited about something that wasn't food. >> you make people physically uncomfortable. they gave me a phone. >> i have one too. >> where did you get that? >> they gave it to me, because i'm the next big thing. >> this makes no sense. >> are you sure you are not here to see a guy named sam sung. >> youtube got something like 5 million hits, a little teaser leading up to the ultimate ad. >> the teaser went out last week. that's the first time anyone has seen the actual spot, a two-minute spot that's going to be airing in the third quarter. another little cameo there. you are going to see lebron james as well. a little spoiler alert. they took on apple big-time last year. if you remember the spoof of the lines waiting for the store to
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move up. it increased their market share huge. droid is by far outselling iphones and samsung in a bigger way. now, we're going to see something else in this game. they are going to be in there with blackberry for the first time ever as they go for their life support. >> let me ask you about budweiser. they have a new tape. >> i love this commercial. >> look at this xhirgs. ♪ ♪ my love took it down ♪ climbed a mountain and took it down ♪ >> i don't know if it makes me want to have a beer but it's really cute. >> it is amazing. the clydesdales have been in super bowl commercials 23 times since 1986.
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we've had this continuing story about being close and feeling emotion with the clydesdales. this one is really interesting, because the first scene, you see a foal, a newborn foal who was one week when we shot it. he is two weeks out. they are bringing the audience in through twitter and saying, help us name this foal. the winner will be the name of the horse. >> i'm pushing hard for lester. >> i think it is hard for them to feet the field goal clydesdale. >> matt, nice to see you this morning. enjoy the ads tonight. >> you too. >> thank you. the battle of the super bowl sandwiches still ahead. first, these messages. vacation is a precious thing. this year, don't just take time off. put time in. turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family. at the one place where every heart-pounding,
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♪ over the years, post-victory celebrations have varied regardless of which team wins. we know there will be some sideline partying in new orleans. jenna is there and has narrowed down the field to the absolute most crowd pleasing cheer of all. >> thehere is the deal. there are many post-game winning traditions. in ping pong, the high-five. in swimming, the hug. in basketball, the chest bump but in football, there is the time honored tradition of the dunk. it is called an american sports tradition and a symbolic crowning achievement on the football field. >> it has become almost as much of the game as the coin toss and the national anthem. >> if you win, you will get wet.
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>> the icy sensation, when you don't know it is coming, it really stuns you for a minute. >> here comes the bucket. i think he knows it. >> a full vat of gator aid. it is better to have two people. >> we got them. >> it dates back to 1984 when the chicago bears clinched the division and defensive end dan hampton eyed a gator aid bucket. >> when i dumped it over ditka, i was trying to stick it over his head. he had no idea. >> the new york giants put the shower on the map. >> once they started, they couldn't stop because their coach, bill parcells, was superstitious. he got creative. >> parcells has changed shirts and is in a security uniform now. >> what i wanted to do was get the gator aid on his head, not
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necessarily on his neck or back. i wanted to see it splash down from the heavens from the top of his head and cover his whole upper torso. >> not all nfl coaches have warmed up to it. coaching legend, don shula forbid it. he said, i picked off in outfit and i don't want it ruined. >> i prefer to be carried off the field. >> you are probably the only coach. you watch any football game and there will be a coach that will get doused. >> you are right. those players take great part in doing that. the way they sneak up behind the coach. >> almost three decades later, it is still a post-victory tradition with a little more strategy. >> they have it figured out. it is almost to a science now. >> regardless of how cold the dung may feel, it only happens when you win. that is the greatest feeling in the entire -- never mind.
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i take it back. a couple things to know, the gator aid was very cold, very orange and very much still in my hair right now. keeping with tradition, you guys, because we are all in the family, dare i tell you not to turn around where you are sitting. >> do not? >> no. i would like the record to show that lester actually jumped further back than i did. >> i did. i looked up. i bet the first words. >> i tried to. they wouldn't go for it. listen, lester. they said lester would be upset. it was a whole thing. we had a plan but you didn't want it. i took the heat and i took the cold obviously. >> i like it. >> next year, your getting dunked. >> very nice. >> well, next year, we'll be in new york as dylan pointed out. it will be a little cold. >> that will be lovely on the
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plaza, four jugs of gator aid from gator aid to sandwiches, time for today's kitchen super bowl style. no matter which team you are cheering for, we are going to find out whether san francisco or baltimore will win in the battle. here to help us do that, pit master, kenny cal abegan, executive chef. >> what makes these sandwiches unique representatives of their perspective cities? >> san fran versus baltimore. san francisco is famous for bread and green goddess dressing. this is my take. it is like a grilled cheese on steroids. >> how can you go wrong with that? >> this is the green goddess dressing. you can scoop some africa g
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anchovies. >> i never realized that was in it. >> it gives it a little salty flavor. >> you can help me assemble the sandwiches, a little sourdough, two pieces. spread some green goddess on there liberally. both sides. two or three nice slices of mozzarella. >> with sourdough, it is a classic san francisco. >> when i go to san fran, i go right to the wharf, i get some sourdough and an anchor steam. >> really great. >> put that right on there. >> this one is really to come off. >> a little panini, smush it down. we are ready to go.
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here are some finished ones. >> we can't win a sandwich face-off if we don't -- >> what's going on in baltimore? >> blue smoke is a barbecue joint here in manhattan. we have a couple locations. this is baltimore barbecue. you can help me out. this is called tiger sauce, mayonnaise, horseradish, a little lemon juice, sour cream. whisk that together. here we have some beef. a nice kaiser roll. spread some tiger sauce on there. >> what kind of beef is this? >> i'm using top sirloin. put a little bit of a dry rub on it and smoke it over charcoal. >> i am going to throw some onions on here too. >> raw onion, the classic baltimore pit beef sandwiches,
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the tiger sauce. pile it nice. >> so we have ten seconds to try our sandwiches. >> either way, thank you. >> both places are a winner today. >> we're going to take a little taste. kenny callahan, thank you very much. we'll be back with the verdict right after these messages. i'm so happy to be marrying your mom. you know that, right? uh-huh. i know this hasn't always been easy for you. and i'm really happy that you're in my life, too. ♪ it's just like yours, mom! [ jane ] behind every open heart is a story. tell yours with my open hearts collection at kay jewelers, the number one jewelry store in america. there are millions of reasons to give one, but the message is always the same. keep your heart open... and love will always find its way in. thank you. thank you. ♪ every kiss begins with kay
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♪ let's check in again with chuck todd of a preview of what's coming up on meet the pr press and maybe a super bowl prediction. >> i don't know about that. coming up, a conversation with leon panetta and general martin dempsey and robert gibbs on our political round table and on this super bowl sunday, our own bob costas on super bowl culture and safety in the nfl. it is all ahead. i guess i'll say ravens for you, lester. >> i knew you were going to say that. that's going to do it for us on this sunday morning. jenna, it's been awesome. you will have a good time tonight. good luck rushing the field. >> the game is going to end in a tie. bye, guys. i'll see you tonight for
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"nbc nightly news." have a great day, everybody! "news4 today" starts now. >> right now problems on the train tracks lead to early morning delays for metro riders. more chances of snow, but will it interrupt your sunday plans? chuck bell is tracking the timing of it all. good morning, i am richard jordan. >> and i am angie goff. it's sunday, february 3rd, 2013, and we have had chances of snow but little of it. >> we have had five measurable snowfalls, and at this rate it will take us to may by the time

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